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Things to Do in Papeete

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Papeete and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Papeete activities? We have 16 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 103.37


Discover the best of Papeete on this full-day 4WD safari adventure. You'll travel through almost impenetrable rainforest to discover some of the jewels of Tahiti. This is a rare opportunity to see the places where most tourists cannot gain access. Experience the untouched majestic beauty of Papeete and uncover archeological sites on this full-day jeep safari tour.

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City Tours

Papeete City Tour Including the Black Pearl Museum

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 55.08


See the highlights of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia that is situated on the island of Tahiti. Visit the traditional Municipal Market, the high-end Vaima shopping center, the Cathédrale Notre-Dame, and Papeete Town Hall. The crown jewel of this visit’ A chance to explore the world's only museum dedicated to the black pearl. Your knowledgeable local guide shares informative commentary as you explore the... Read More

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Day Cruises

Half-Day Tahiti Peninsula and Teahupo’o Boat Tour

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 105.00


Explore the lesser visited south-west coast of the island of Tahiti on a boat tour around the peninsula and Teahupo'o. You will discover that there is more to Teahupo'o than its world-famous waves. You'll see turquoise lagoons, rugged cliffs, hidden caves and spectacular waterfalls. Included is a... Read More

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Tahiti Dolphin Watching Cruise

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 126.91


Go in search of spinner dolphins on this 2-hour cruise on the island of Tahiti. Cross the beautiful turquoise waters of the southern Pacific Ocean to Fisherman's Bay where you can watch dolphins leaping and playing in the waters around your boat. Enjoy some time to snorkel in a gorgeous lagoon along with light refreshments before returning to your hotel.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Tahiti Whale Watching Cruise

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 133.69


From August through October, thousands of humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of French Polynesia. Catch a glimpse of the majestic mammals on a whale-watching excursion from Papeete. Venture out on the ocean with an expert guide to witness the whales as they play, breach, or feed around your boat.

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Half-day Tours

Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 70.94


Discover the highlights of Tahiti on a 5-hour tour of the natural and cultural sites on the island. Your expert local guide shares informative commentary as you visit Venus Point, the Arahoho blowhole, Marae Arahurahu, Vaipahi Garden and Taharaa Lookout. Learn about the history of French Polynesia,... Read More

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Night Cruises

Tahiti Sunset Cruise

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 93.01


Take in the spectacular colors of a Tahitian sunset on an early evening cruise from Papeete. Enjoy views of Moorea from the open water as you sip a refreshing cocktail as your friendly crew entertains you with tales about the islands under the sorbet-colored sky. You won't have to compete with others for the best views: This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for a more personalized experience.

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Segway Tours

Introduction to the Practice of Segway in Papeete

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 27.75


Get an introduction to the practice of Segway during your stay in Papeete. Your introduction to the Segway will take place in Vaiete Square in the center of Papeete. Your instructor will teach you how to best master your Segway in this fun and informative 30-minute session.

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Segway Tours

Papeete’s Waterfront Segway Tour

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 73.15


Enjoy spectacular views of the Papeete waterfront while you glide along on a Segway. A Segway is a great way to get around, it is easier than walking, and more unique and personalized than a coach tour. On this tour you'll visit many of Papeete's top attractions including Vaiete Square, New Marina, Paofai Park and the Monument of Independence.

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Segway Tours

Discover Papeete by Segway

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 98.37


See more of Papeete on this comprehensive Segway tour. You'll explore Papeete city center and over 20 of the top attractions in the area including the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral, the Papeete Market (Marché de Papeete), the bust of Pouvanaa a Oopa and the Territorial Assembly Gardens.

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Segway Tours

Papeete Segway Night Tour

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 98.37


Explore Papeete on a night time Segway tour. Glide along the Papeete waterfront on your Segway and take in the views of Papeete at night. On this 1.5 hour tour you'll visit many of Papeete's top attractions including Vaiete Square, New Marina, Paofai Park and the Monument of Independence.

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Surfing & Windsurfing

Taxi Boat to Watch the Teahupoo Waves

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 36.00


Take a <em>taxi boat</em> from Teahupoo Marina to the Teahupoo break to see some of the best waves in the world. Depending on the size of the swell, you'll see surfing the world-famous waves at Teahupoo. Your experienced captain will position the taxi boat so you can take in all the action! Your taxi boat departs and returns to the Teahupo'o Marina, located approximately 45 miles (75 km) from Papeete. You will... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: Papeete Airport to Hotel or Cruise Port

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 26.33


Skip the stress of finding an airpot taxi to take you from Papeete Airport (PPT) to your hotel or to Papeete Cruise Port on the island of Tahiti. Instead, pre-book a convenient shared transfer service with a professional driver. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your shared transfer takes you from... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Papeete Airport to Hotel or Cruise Port

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 35.92


Skip the worry of locating an airport taxi when you arrive at Papeete Airport (PPT) by pre-booking a convenient private transfer service with a professional driver. Have peace of mind knowing that your private service meets you in the airport arrivals lounge and takes you to your hotel or the... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel or Cruise Port to Papeete Airport

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 26.33


Avoid the worry of finding a taxi to take from your Tahiti hotel or cruise port dock to Papeete Airport (PPT) to catch your departure flight by pre-booking a convenient and reliable shared transfer with a professional driver. Relax as you travel from your hotel or cruise port in comfort and ease.... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel or Cruise Port to Papeete Airport

Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 35.92


When leaving Tahiti, be sure that you arrive at the airport on time with this private transfer service. Ensure your timely arrival to the Papeete Airport (PPT) with pickup at your hotel in a comfortable vehicle driven by a professional. The private transfer service is available for all flights... Read More

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